Hilde Hemmes Herbals Valerian Root 1500mg 60 capsules
The modern day therapeutic use for valerian stems from traditional Greek medicine which was originally documented by Hippocrates (ca. 460-377 B.C.E.) and later by Dioscorides (first century), author of the De Materia Medica.
During World War I, Europeans afflicted with "overwrought nerves" from artillery, frequently took valerian.
It is considered nature's most powerful sedative and is included in many over-the-counter sleeping drugs. Unlike some of its chemical counterparts, valerian is non-habit-forming and enables a person to wake up feeling refreshed.
Valerian, a clinically-proven sleeping aid, has been traditionally used in western herbal medicine as a reliable sedative for centuries to relieve nervous unrest, excitement, tenseness, restlessness and anxiety-induced sleep disorders.
Studies have shown that valerian not only shortens the time taken to get to sleep and improves sleep quality. It is non-habit-forming without strong sedative or hypnotic effects.
Each capsule contains standardised extract equivalent to dried Valeriana officinalis root & rhiz. & stolon 1.5 g (1500 mg) equivalent to valerenic acids calculated as hydroxy/acetoxyvalerenic acid and valerenic acid 2.96 mg.
Features / Benefits
- Listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as a herbal medicine.
- Contains appropriate information based on latest findings.
- Easy-to-swallow capsule with no unpleasant taste.
- Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, caffeine, gluten, lactose.
- Capsule shell made from vegetable origin - suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Standardised to guarantee potency.
Adults and children over 12 only: as a sleeping aid take one capsule in the afternoon and 30 minutes before retiring.
As a sedative take two to four capsules daily.
Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.
May cause drowsiness.
Duration of use
There are no restrictions on duration of use.
Interactions with other drugs
Medical advice is recommended if taking other sedatives.